Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Sheikh Hamad Jaber Al-Ali Al-Sabah issued a ministerial decision to open registration for Kuwaiti women to join military service, as specialty officers, non-commissioned officers and individuals.
According to the minister, the recruitment of women will currently be limited to medical and supportive military services.
Sheikh Hamad Jaber Al-Ali Al-Sabah said, “Kuwaiti women have proven that they are the sister of men in all fields and the most difficult circumstances and periods that have passed through the country, so it is time to give Kuwaiti female citizens the opportunity to enter the military corps in the Kuwaiti army along with her male brother.”
He added that his decision “comes out of the role and responsibility of the Kuwaiti army in protecting the country and preserving its security and stability from any external danger.”
The Kuwaiti Minister of Defense affirmed his “full confidence in the ability, ability and readiness of Kuwaiti women to bear the hardship and hardship of working in the army, and that she will succeed in this experience because she eagerly looks forward to serving and protecting her country, defending its interests and maintaining its security and stability.”
He explained that “based on this decision, Kuwaiti female citizens will be able to work in the Kuwaiti army as specialized non-commissioned officers, non-commissioned officers and individuals at the current stage, in the field of medical services and military support services.”
He added: “Given the Kuwaiti women’s proven efficiency, dedication and sincerity at work by assuming many professional, engineering and medical jobs and professions in different sectors in the Ministry of Defense, namely the maintenance complex in the Air Defense Brigade, the calibration operator of the Air Force and the military installations sector, in addition to the The Medical Services Authority, this matter encouraged us to issue this decision.”